Cookeville Police Department taking part in the National Faith and Blue Day this Saturday.
Public Information Officer Lieutenant Anthony Leonard said the program came about in 2020 as a way to facilitate safer communities with the help of large community organizations like churches. He said this year, the Cookeville Police Department will offer free car seat installations and hands-free device setup.
“Looking around you see people on their phones, not only is it distracting but it’s also the law for hands-free in Tennessee,” Leonard said. “We have asked our local churches to provide some volunteers who are tech-savvy who would be willing to come to help other communities install those cellphones or install those Bluetooth devices.”
Leonard said they are also going to offer a fraud prevention presentation. He said the ultimate goal is to enhance the lives of the community by providing multiple safety mechanisms.
The fraud prevention presentation will be held at Cookeville First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Car seat and hands-free device installation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the River Community Church and at Washington Avenue Baptist Church from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.